Axe and Severed Arm Necklace


A severed bronze arm and ax, dangling from an 18" bronze chain.

This necklace evokes an image of the innocent-until-proven-guilty Lizzie Borden. A sweet Sunday school teacher who.... maybe killed her stepmom and father. Where was the blood? Forty whacks with a wet noodle. That one.

Maybe you get a more Patrick Bateman, American Psycho vibe from this. Perhaps it's the arm of a call girl, maybe a coworker, maybe he'll even try to cook it and eat it a little. Maybe Dexter, maybe the Axeman in American Horror Story, who knows what nutty thing you're thinking of, you weirdo.

There is a cooler story that's the actual source of this though. It comes from Japanese and Russian folklore, but they're basically the same story.

An ancient legend recalls how the female Hannya persecuted all who attempted to pass through the Rashomon gate of Kyoto. A staunch samurai named Watanabe no Tsuna decided to lay in wait for the demon in order to slay it, until he was eventually persuaded by a beautiful young woman to escort her into town. As they travelled, Watanabe happened to glance over his shoulder and saw the young woman transforming into a terrifying demon. As the demon then laid hold of Watanabe, he quickly wielded his sword and cut off the monster's arm. As Hannya fled screaming, Watanabe carefully wrapped the severed arm and later hid it in a secured chest.

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Reviews (3)


Exactly like the picture. Thanks.

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